Big Park to Bell Rock Pathway Loop

MODERATE 361 reviews
#5 of 162 trails in

Big Park to Bell Rock Pathway Loop is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.0 miles
334 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running



Directions from the South Gateway Visitor Center: Go 1 mile north to Bell Rock parking area on your right. This takes you to the south trailhead.

4 days ago

Fun hike, easy to do with the kids.

12 days ago

Easy trail hiking , scenic views ,I kept saying Wow all day out there , only downer was
Lots of traffic , bikers , hikers etc

14 days ago

beautiful and easy to navigate.

16 days ago


22 days ago

Great hike, beautiful views!

26 days ago

This is a fantastic trail to take off you want to see the beautiful red rocks of Sedona but avoid a lot of crowds. It's the perfect sampling of some major sites and is great for getting yourself oriented to the area!

1 month ago

Great easy trail. Seems simple from the map but it offers great views and is good for running.

2 months ago

Very challenging!! We got to a point where we couldn't tell where the trail was and had to turn around before finishing we think. This trail is very slippery , steep, and the rocks are very loose. I hope the Park Rangers will be able to make clearer paths or have more trail arrow signs for direction here or It looked like a lot of people today could have been or were walking off the trail. Had a awesome breeze today tho and was 77 degrees.

2 months ago

Excellent hike. Even though there are a lot of hikers on the trail, you can find your own space. Incredible views.

2 months ago

Very easy trail. Can easily chose to go off and do harder paths or longer excursions.

3 months ago

just do it.

3 months ago

many side loop options. loved it.
easy trek. great photo opportunities.

3 months ago

Plenty of room for the wander..

3 months ago

Plenty of room to wander

5 months ago

Ike's to the smaller rock formation with Bell Rock as the back drop. Great views.

6 months ago

Beautiful scenery, a true desert experience. However, I would not agree with the kid friendly. Yes, we completed and no one got hurt, but it was not exactly exciting for a 5 year old. Would be better after monsoon season when the water features aren't bone-dry, but on a hot day with little to no shade, it was a stretch.

7 months ago

A picturesque trail that was pretty much all to ourselves today.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail, most parts away from road and car noise, very few people (morning hike on a Wednesday). Easy terrain, partly shared with bicycles. We added the Baby Bell loop and considered climbing up Bell Rock

8 months ago

Gorgeous! Easy hike with beautiful scenery.

8 months ago

Probably THE best hike in Sedona. Doesn't get any better than this! It's an easy loop (seemed like less than 4 miles), and I even had a sore hip from a hike yesterday. Such beautiful views the entire way and hiking through the wilderness behind Cathedral Rock was unforgettable!!! I'll definitely do this one again and again.

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